Karen Lorraine Peterson

Herndon, VA 20170

My name is Lori Peterson, personal trainer and owner/manager of Real Women Workout, a private, women-only personal training studio located in a residential neighborhood of Herndon, Virginia, in western Fairfax County. Real Women Workout specializes in working with women ages 45 to 75 to help them navigate through the weight management and exercise process for improved health and well-being, particularly through menopause. Offerings include one-on-one and small group personal training sessions. The studio is currently accepting new clients by appointment only. My fitness journey began when I turned 50 several years ago. I had been sedentary and 80 to 100 pounds overweight most of my adult life, having worked as a copyeditor and proofreader in government, association, and commercial publishing. My interest in personal training began when I participated in a medically supervised weight-loss program that included nutrition, behavior modification, and personal training. The exercise component really opened up a new world for me. I went from doing nothing but walking my dog, to working out 3 times a week with a very demanding personal trainer (who suggested that I’d make a good trainer myself and directed me to the NPTI program). After graduation, I worked for a year as a Wellness Associate at the YMCA of Fairfax County Reston, providing personal training, wellness consultations, and small group personal training sessions. Today, I’m maintaining the weight loss, I feel great, and I’m stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been! I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI). I also hold a certifications in Suspension Training and nutrition coaching from NPTI. I have completed several NPTI continuing education courses since graduating.

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About Me


  • AS, Liberal Studies, NVCC

Certifications / Trainings

NPTI - Personal Training

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Dec 15, 2015
Enjoy CPR/ Heart saver CPR AED
Expires: Feb 11, 2019

AED Certified

Karen's Locations

Real Women Workout

12255 Exbury Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Within 10.00 miles of 20170 (Mobile Training Radius)

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$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

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